My Dear Friends:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Times goes by swiftly! Much has happened over the past months here at home, and in the countries of Ghana and Kenya. People are preparing for elections there and here at home. However, our work continues with the support from our donor friends, volunteers and field partners. It is because of you our donor family and friends that I have witnessed how you have helped to make a difference in the lives of others. Most of you probably will never see them face to face, but only through pictures on this website or Facebook page.
I have witnessed first hand the results of your generous donations in the past years to help us assist our Grandmothers and orphan children in Winneba, Ghana, West Africa, to the many villages in rural Kenya, such as Nandi; Chepkunyuk and surrounding villages; Kapkugerwet; Fort-Ternan; Kejiriet; Soin; Bomet; Kipsitet; and the orphan home in Kericho. The Micro-lending Project in Winneba, Ghana has supported 27 Grandmothers with business loans of $100 each. Many have been able to repay their loan and additional funds have been given to them. Grandmother Adjoa started a farm raising groundnuts, corn, eggplant, tomatoes and peppers. Her income has increased and allowed her to do more. The children are able to go to school, families are participating in the Ghana Health Scheme Program to obtain needed medical help. I have seen changes in the livelihood of these families, the Grandmothers are healthier. Communities are changing because you have helped us and the Grandmothers to be change agents.
Our Women's Center and Hostel building project in Kipsitet, Kenya has reached the second floor level! Yet, we have a long ways to go. The cost for building supplies, laborers wages, lack of water supply, and transport costs have increased. We are pleased that progress has been made towards completion, and I know that together we will finish building this needed space for our Grandmothers and the community. I am grateful for partners who are helping us to complete this building for our Grandmothers and widows. Please keep our Kenya and Ghana partners in prayer as they continue their work in the field.
I ask that you continue to pray for us, our Grandmothers and families of Grandmothers who have died over the past months.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, I thank you so much for joining us in this effort! The future is looking brighter! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dr. Dale L. Johnson
Helen Project International, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization in the Commonwealth of The Virginia. Our mission is to financially assist African Grandmothers living in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa who are raising orphan children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
It is our commitment to these Grandmothers and orphan children, upon which our faith rests in knowing that God will provide what is needed.
"Faith is being ... certain of what we do not see"